Local Communities' Involvement in Ecotourism around Tanjung Datu National Park : Potentials and Challenges

Wan Sofiah, Meor Osman and Wan Robiah, Meor Osman and Rosita, Hamdan and Muhammad Asraf, Abdullah and Wong, Swee Kiong and Bistari, Mahmood (2019) Local Communities' Involvement in Ecotourism around Tanjung Datu National Park : Potentials and Challenges. In: Aquatic Science Colloqium 2019 (AQUAColl 2019), 10 October 2019, CAIS Auditorium UNIMAS.

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Abstract

The aim of this paper is to explore the potentials and challenges of local communities' involvement in ecotourism around Tanjung Datu National Park (TDNP). Using three separate interviews, this qualitative study involved three major entities participated in ecotollrism activities around Tanjung Datu National Park (TDNP). Interviews were conducted among the local communities (17 participants) and business owners (7 participants) from two villages located at the vicinity of TDNP namely Kg. Telok Serabang and Kg. Telok Melano, and both local and international tourists (19 participants) who visited TDNP. The findings from the preliminary data indicate that ecotourism around TDNP has indirectly contributed to livelihoods of local communities and there are potentials and challenges in terms of communities' involvement/or the tourism-based economy to sustain itself.

Item Type: Proceeding (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: national park, communities, sustainability, ecotourism, tourists, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Cognitive Sciences and Human Development
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2020 03:08
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2020 03:08
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/31399

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